FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A former youth pastor, who was acquitted last year on more than two dozen sex abuse charges, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of a federal sex abuse charge.
Jeffrey London, 51, was sentenced Tuesday for using a cellphone to entice an underage boy into sexual activity in 2011 and 2012. A jury found London guilty of the charge in June.
The unidentified victim testified that London sexually abused him from ages 7 to 16.
Last year, a jury acquitted London on 27 child sex abuse charges in state court. Investigators say about a dozen young men have accused London of abusing them after meeting them through family members.
London also worked as a charter school disciplinarian in Lauderdale Lakes and ran an unofficial and unlicensed foster home. He denies any wrongdoing.
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)